(Closed) Trying to find a honeymoon on a 3K budget.. I need advice?!?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

I second the Dominican Republic! Friends and I went for under $1,000 each for 7 days. We left on a Wednesday and came back on a Wednesday (sometimes going on off days like that can also save you money). It was all-inclusive and beautiful!

I would also recommend all-inclusive to Mexico. We went to the Riviera Maya for 10 days for $5K. We had upgraded our room too – so if you went for a shorter time and downgraded your room, I think you would be able to do it for $3K! Check it out!

Post # 18
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Helper bee

We had an amazing honeymoon in the Bahamas for under $3,000.  The key for us is we went on a cruise that departed from our city (Baltimore).  I think our breakdown of costs was…

2 people on 7 night carnival cruise to Bahamas (including taxes, fees)      $1,200?

2 excursions (x2people)                                                                       $400

Spending money (gratuities, alchoholic drinks, souvineers, etc)                 $800?

                                                                                                          $2,400?

 

These numbers aren’t exact but they are very close to what the atual numbers were.  Cruising really helped us save because food is included and there were no travel costs for us since there were cruises leaving from our city.  FYI – Our cruises were purchased through cheaptickets.com.

 

                                                                      

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re going to jamaica couples getaway for 7 nights, all inclusive for under$3000!

I originally wanted to go to Hawaii but its more expensive and Fiance wanted to go out of the country.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We booked a cruise 7 night to the western caribbean for $2100.  We got an aft view balcony, you can get a room without a balcony for as low as $500 a person.

Post # 21
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Worker bee

You should easily be able to book an all-inclusive trip with airfare to the Caribbean for $3k.  Since you are traveling during hurricane season, you will get off-peak pricing.

I found cheapcarribbean.com to have the best package prices.  We booked a 5 night stay at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica (Couples Tower Isle) for about $2500, and that’s including all taxes, transfers, airfare.  All of the alcohol, food, activities, and local excursions were also included in that price at this resort.  We’re going in February when lots of people are trying to escape winter weather so prices are high, but I would think it’s a lot cheaper in September.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i also was going to post “cruise!” as we are going on our western caribbean cruise this weekend! =D

as far as hurricane season, i live in FL and there hasn’t been much of a hurricane season the past few years, but those things are erratic and can change at any time.  hurricane season runs from may to november though, so there is not much time where it isn’t storm season, though storms can happen even when it’s not the season for them.

if you’re concerned, many packages have vacation protection you can add on.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Depends on the time of the year, but totally doable. I just looked for me and the Boy for a trip to Cancun for March and it was $1400 r/t including airfare for all-inclusive for a week at the Grand Oasis through Expedia.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Check out Mexico. If Cancun is too crazy for you, Playa del Carmen is in the same area and price range, but a little less party-hardy. There’s lots to do. Some of the best snorkeling is a short ferry ride away in Cozumel and there are Mayan ruins nearby.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second Vieques!!!  We went there the beginning of December 2009 and had a BLAST!  SO pretty!!!  It’s quite doable for under 3K.  Our plane tickets were around $650 (roundtrip for both of us!) and my mom’s hairdresser has a great place in the middle of the island she rents out.  You definitely need a car (about $65/day) and then of course you have to pay for meals.  We had some pretty fantastic meals there…  message me if you want any more information!  I can’t stop thinking about it.  Smile

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

3,000 is more than enough money for a nice trip

We went to Puerta Vallarta for 10 days. Our flights were about 700 total

Our hotel was $600 for the 1st 2 nights….we stayed at a FANCY place

Then so we could afford that, we when spent the rest of the time at a cheaper hotel for $500 for the remaining 8 days

The fancy hotel was were Mrs Cookie stayed. Villa Premiere Resort & Spa

Also…we wished we had known..but next door they own a cheaper hotel that is REALLY nice but only about $80 a night on the off season.

$3k is more than enough..just pick a place closer…..mexico if on the west coast….bahamas if you are on the east. And maybe consider a night or 2 at the super fancy place and the rest at a regular hotel. That way you still have the honeymoon fantasy feel…but in a way that you can afford

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are going to Ocho Rios Jamaica staying at Couples Sans Souci for $2700 which is all inclusive (airfare, meals, drinks, activities, free massage,etc) Booked on cheapcaribbean and we are going the end of August.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

you could go on a cruise! food & board included..prob cost about 2,000?

Post # 30
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mexico for sure. West Coast or Gulf side, you should have no trouble staying within your budget.

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